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ASTEROID 1994 PC1

Key Points:

  • The asteroid 1994 PC1 is also known as "7482".
  • Its length is more than one kilometre which is 3,450 feet.
  • The Travelling speed of the asteroid is about 45,000 miles per hour.
  • It is a stony asteroid under potentially dangerous asteroids and the category of near-earth objects.
  • It was first discovered by Goldstone radar in 1997 and is located in the Mojave Desert.
  • It tracks the space missions of NASA.

Orbit:

  • It revolves around the sun at 0.9 to 1.8 AU. It takes an elliptical orbit.
  • According to the light curve analysis, the asteroid cycle time was 2.599 hours.

Features:

  • It is an S-type asteroid made up of siliceous minerals, mainly silica.
  • About 17% of the asteroids in our solar system are S - a type of asteroids.
  • The most common is type C, that is, carbonaceous.

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